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Upcoming March Events

Homenaje A La Mujer:

A Tribute to Alice Valdez

Friday, March 24th | 7:30 PM

Join us for Homenaje a la Mujer: A Tribute to Alice Valdez on Friday, March 24th at MECA East End!

Known as a visionary and community leader, MECA’s Founder, Alice Valdez has worked for over four decades to help disadvantaged youth and families create a brighter future for themselves and the community.

Determination, commitment, and a refusal to yield to the impossible are her trademarks, and her work has had a tremendous impact on hundreds of Houstonians.

HOMENAJE A LA MUJER: A Tribute to Alice Valdez is a performance featuring a female-led cast of Mariachi MECA Alumni and MECA Ballet Folklorico dancers as we celebrate her contribution to the arts in Houston.

Homenaje A La Mujer: A Tribute to Alice Valdez is funded in part by

the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Reserve Your Tickets
Sunburst Summer

Arts Camp

Camp dates:

June 5th – July 28th

Registration fees vary:

$30.00 Nonrefundable Registration Fee (before April 14, 2023)

$45.00 Nonrefundable Registration Fee (April 17, 2023- May 12, 2023)

$60.00 Nonrefundable Registration Fee (after May 15, 2023)

Registration will begin on Monday, March 20th by appointment ONLY.

You can schedule your appointment with our receptionist by calling 713-802-9370starting Friday, March 17th between 1 pm – 6 pm.

Heights Kids’

Day of Music

Saturday, March 25th

The Heights Kids’ Day of Music is a music festival all about inspiring kids to have a lifelong love of and engagement with music and the arts. 100% Local. 100% Fun.

Stop by MECA’s table and visit Ms. Salinas to learn about Academic & Family Support Services and Michael Martin for a special art project!

Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival

Sunday, March 26th

Don’t forget we’re at Hermann Park Conservancy’s Kite Festival, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm this Sunday, March 26.

Visit MECA’s table and meet Michael Martin teaching Kendama (Japanese skill toy) and Julio Luna for kite making workshop! MECA’s Ballet Folklorico under the direction of Julio Lopez will be performing at 12:15 PM at the festival!


MECA’s work to provide year-round, high quality arts education, social services and vigorous academic support is made possible by generous contributions from the following donors: